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TOPIC: Concert etiquette
#235225
Green Man

Concert etiquette 10 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Concerts are now becoming unpleasant experiences for me and are now like war zones.

I have to deal with idiots chatting when I go gigs...or some crap singing during the songs.

I hate it when you people sing Sweet Caroline when it's played over the PA, they only know the chorus not the verses. It all goes silent when the verses start and midway.

Oh, how I miss the beach ball guy. The friendly drunk fan who keeps offering you a drink after he bumped in to you and you spill yours. Credit to them they bought you a drink if you like it or not!

I saw both Bonnie Raitt and Peter Gabriel both good gigs if the fans were not such selfish dicks.

There was almost on a fight at the Bonnie Raitt gig due to people talking and annoying other people;the people who were talking were acting the victims and bitching to the ushers!

Peter Gabriel, was marred by chatterboxes. I saw Steve Hackett last year that had 2 couples arguing before the gig started due to people not controlling their booze and not accepting a simple apology.

I miss the days where you sat down and did nothing or standing up doing the po-go with nothing in our hands apart from a red hot lighter. Even at blues gig in January there 2 late arrivals they still had the audacity to talk. I have 3 concerts booked for later in the year and one for next year. These will probably be my last 3. Motorhead did the best thing just play loud, so no one can hear each other.

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#235230
Joe Turner

Re:Concert etiquette 10 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Concerts need to be selected carefully. Nobody sings along when Bob Dylan sings. With Bruce Springsteen - you go for the atmosphere and fun; and scream 'this gun's for hire' louder than your mates
 
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#235240
Green Man

Re:Concert etiquette 10 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
A friend saw Bob Dylan earlier in the year, he said fans were talking and moaning about his performance. He was a die hard Dylan fan, he said Dylan needs to retire, he can't sing these days live and sits at his piano too far away from the mic.

I don't anyone who is Springsteen fan these days!
 
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#235286
Wyot

Re:Concert etiquette 10 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Green Man wrote:


I don't anyone who is Springsteen fan these days!


Yes you do GM!
Really liked his last album as well.
 
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#235295
Green Man

Re:Concert etiquette 10 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Wyot wrote:
Green Man wrote:


I don't anyone who is Springsteen fan these days!


Yes you do GM!
Really liked his last album as well.


It's not like we eat cucumber sandwiches together over a glass of white wine, is it Wyot?
 
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#235303
Re:Concert etiquette 10 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
And another one GM (though I didn't like his recent "soul" one at all). I'd go to Hyde Park if I could afford it. Like Wimbles - outside my pay grade.
 
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#235307
Green Man

Re:Concert etiquette 10 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
JK2006 wrote:
And another one GM (though I didn't like his recent "soul" one at all). I'd go to Hyde Park if I could afford it. Like Wimbles - outside my pay grade.

In other words you can afford the tickets but not the refreshments.

Bruce Springsteen with The Chicks sounds like a complete nightmare to me. Music is down to personal taste at the end of the day.
 
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#235316
Wyot

Re:Concert etiquette 10 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
When I said I liked his last album I see that (already) was released in 2020 - Letter To You! A "soul" one doesn't sound appealing to me either.

I would never pay what he was charging - to see anyone.
 
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#235317
Re:Concert etiquette 10 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
It was a covers album of classic soul songs and didn't work at all.
 
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#235318
Re:Concert etiquette 10 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
It was Only The Strong Survive. They didn't.
 
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#235319
Wyot

Re:Concert etiquette 10 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Springsteen is a rocker. Full stop. Maybe the GOAT.
 
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#235326
Green Man

Re:Concert etiquette 10 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Wyot wrote:
Springsteen is a rocker. Full stop. Maybe the GOAT.

A hypocrite rocker. I am going to be controversial the E Street Band carried his weight.
 
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#235333
Wyot

Re:Concert etiquette 10 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Green Man wrote:
[quote]Wyot wrote:


I am going to be controversial the E Street Band carried his weight.


Not controversial: only the finest backing band could carry a weight of talent like Springsteen's.

The Boss plus E Street = brilliance...
 
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#235338
Green Man

Re:Concert etiquette 10 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Wyot wrote:
When I said I liked his last album I see that (already) was released in 2020 - Letter To You! A "soul" one doesn't sound appealing to me either.

I would never pay what he was charging - to see anyone.


I did want to see KISS in Birmingham but travel or fuel costs, hotel for one night, drinks, food. It was going to be over £500. My ol' friend Tubs, bought me the Peter Gabriel ticket but it was still expensive on fuel and train fare for rest of the way, and dining out and the odd crafty pint with Tubs. It was still over £200. If Tubs didn't buy me the ticket I wouldn't of bothered. Its cheaper to go to the Baltic's for a week.
It's interesting that there could be direct flights from USA to Latvia. It's such a beautiful country. eng.lsm.lv/article/economy/transport/06....e-in-future.a515668/

Sadly all the big acts like arenas or festivals and arenas are difficult to get to for a lot of people as there are not many in UK.
 
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#235413
Honey

Re:Concert etiquette 10 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Joe Turner wrote:
Concerts need to be selected carefully. Nobody sings along when Bob Dylan sings. With Bruce Springsteen - you go for the atmosphere and fun; and scream 'this gun's for hire' louder than your mates

The more people who sing loudly over Dylan, the better.
 
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#235421
Re:Concert etiquette 10 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Good point Honey but, as a Dylan fan, I miss the era when totally different performers could emerge (as Dylan was and is still considered the first rapper).
 
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#235422
Barney Brown

Re:Concert etiquette 10 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Sadly all the big acts like arenas or festivals and arenas are difficult to get to for a lot of people as there are not many in UK.

Must be 65 million people in the UK surely?
 
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#235456
Green Man

Re:Concert etiquette 10 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Honey wrote:
Joe Turner wrote:
Concerts need to be selected carefully. Nobody sings along when Bob Dylan sings. With Bruce Springsteen - you go for the atmosphere and fun; and scream 'this gun's for hire' louder than your mates

The more people who sing loudly over Dylan, the better.


Bob Dylan us great songwriter just listen to some covers.

When I asked my friend again about the Bob Dylan gig he went to, he apart from repeating what I said, he added that Bob Dylan was going through the motions. Just like Dylan did about 25 years ago.

Fools with money are easily departed. He has regretted spending over 100 quid on a ticket.

Even if Johnny Cash sang the White and Yellow Pages it would sound awesome. Cash will always be in my Top 10 of singers.






BTW Barney, 65 million people don't cram in to one field or arena. The UK is small but the population number is ridiculous. Australia is much bigger but the population is about 27 million.

They are already trying to get planning permission near to build on my green land belt. The government want to protect the environment etc.

They can't do it because trees regulate air and a lot of fields are flood plains. If you want to live on a flood plain go for it Barney, we will just laugh at you and say "We told you so."
 
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#236008
robbiex

Re:Concert etiquette 10 Months ago  
I saw Miley Cyrus at Leeds Arena in 2014, it was like a big Broadway show, but with better music. Flying hot dogs, giant puppies, dancing dwarves, and Miley sliding down a giant tongue. I saw Britney in 2018 and it was rubbish, she was walking through the choreography and looked generally disinterested. The bain of all concertgoers is people holding up phones and not being present in the moment. Bob Dylan had the right idea and confiscate all phones before people are allowed into the concert. These big outdoor concerts in Hyde Park are a rip-off, with people paying around £90 just to be inside the park, and then there are various tiers of pricing depending on how near to the stage you are. People least interested in the concert (i.e. VIPs ) get the best view because they are the only ones able to afford or have the privilege. The only big concerts I have been to recently have been the 80s revival tours. You can get quite close to the stage, most acts just play their hits, so you don't get bored listening to album tracks, and they have a great party atmosphere. Jason Donovan is probably one of the best performers at these events because he puts his heart and soul into it, whearas others like Nik Kershaw give the impression that they would rather not be there, and would rather be playing their new album, which virtually no one bought. He often jokes that he is going to play a track from his new album, with the crowd sighing in dismay, then revealing that he's only joking. I can't imagine going to see Bruch Springsteen, 3 hours of anything is too much.
 
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#236015
Green Man

Re:Concert etiquette 10 Months ago  
robbiex wrote:
I saw Miley Cyrus at Leeds Arena in 2014, it was like a big Broadway show, but with better music. Flying hot dogs, giant puppies, dancing dwarves, and Miley sliding down a giant tongue. I saw Britney in 2018 and it was rubbish, she was walking through the choreography and looked generally disinterested. The bain of all concertgoers is people holding up phones and not being present in the moment. Bob Dylan had the right idea and confiscate all phones before people are allowed into the concert. These big outdoor concerts in Hyde Park are a rip-off, with people paying around £90 just to be inside the park, and then there are various tiers of pricing depending on how near to the stage you are. People least interested in the concert (i.e. VIPs ) get the best view because they are the only ones able to afford or have the privilege. The only big concerts I have been to recently have been the 80s revival tours. You can get quite close to the stage, most acts just play their hits, so you don't get bored listening to album tracks, and they have a great party atmosphere. Jason Donovan is probably one of the best performers at these events because he puts his heart and soul into it, whearas others like Nik Kershaw give the impression that they would rather not be there, and would rather be playing their new album, which virtually no one bought. He often jokes that he is going to play a track from his new album, with the crowd sighing in dismay, then revealing that he's only joking. I can't imagine going to see Bruch Springsteen, 3 hours of anything is too much.

Nik Kershaw should just perform the new songs, the general public are fools anyway and ignorant. Real fans love to hear new material.

Getting too close to the stage these days is crap, the sound is too muffled. I now go for the cheap seats. The view is not great always but the sound is. Does The Boss play for 3 hours or is there a major interval to fill up time they seem to last forever these days?

I keep my phone in the glove box, it's a burner phone for work anyway. I talk to my clients not message them. I can live without fancy tech. I still use Windows XP. It's only for emails, web browsing and Excel.

I wish Steve Hackett played for 3 hours live.
 
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